BMW At 2011 Le Mans 24-Hour

April 27, 2011 at 5:50 pm

This time at the 2011 Le Mans 24-hour race BMW will be competing in GT class with two BMW M3 GTs.

You probably recognize this car as the star of Le Mans endurance series as well as the ALMS. They are currently having a successful career, so BMW motorsport thought why not trying out the 24-hour race. So they rolled up sleeves and developed the car further to make it ready for the big event. Speaking of which, they recently passed the official tests at the “Circuit de la Sarthe” doing 147 laps.

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BMW cars number 55 and 56 are the proven endurance cars which have a successful career in different endurance series in Europe and America. The no. 55 BMW M3 GT, with Augusto Farfus (BR), Jörg Müller (DE) and Dirk Werner (DE) at the wheel, came third in the GTE Pro class after two four-hour test sessions with a lap time of 4:01.631 minutes. Andy Priaulx (GB), Dirk Müller (DE) and Joey Hand (US) shared driving duties in the second BMW M3 GT, finishing seventh after clocking a time of 4:03.856 minutes.

Le Mans 24-hour race will be held on 11th/12th June 2011.